the grlsquash board

a dynamic group of grls dedicated to furthering the grlsquash mission.  




Madison is an Atlanta-bred, Boston-based writer and Founder of GRLSQUASH. Madison graduated from Boston University’s Gastronomy masters program in December 2018 and is now an Associate Editor at Culture Cheese Magazine. Her work can be found in Culture Cheese Mag, The Boston Globe, and Gather Journal. She is passionate about The Feminist Agenda, pizza, and regularly watering her houseplants. 



co-founder + graphic designer

jess is the co-founder of grlsquash and graphic designer extraordinaire. Jess lives in LA and is passionate about cat cafes, street tacos, and making good font choices. 



managing copy editor

Dahlia is a food writer, cook, and creator of the podcast snack judgement. Originally from Toronto, She lives for lasagna, dumplings, orange creamsicles, and queso fundido.



Poetry and web content EDITOR

Frankie is a writer, teacher, and community organizer from the Philippines. She is the founder of the Boston Immigrant Writer's Salon, a prose editor for Winter Tangerine, and her fiction, poetry, and essays have been published internationally. Find her work HERE.




Linni is a writer, editor, activist, and friend living in Brooklyn, with past lives in Boston, L.A., and Chicago. Her writing has been featured in the atlantic & atlas obscura, among others. She’s happiest in the company of cows, books, and groceries.



recipe editor

Asha is a Boston-based freelance writer and gastro-creative looking for her next Aha! moment. She is a chef + special events manager at Mei Mei Boston and a member of SheChef, a professional network for WOC chefs and their allies. Her interests include cheerleading for plant-based eating, slaying her baby hair, and doing the absolute most. Watch more of her shenanigans here.




Maham is a Pakistani, West-Philly native turned food-researcher, seasoned line-cook, and activist with a background in radio journalism. if you find yourself face-to-face with her, you’re likely to fall into a conversation about colonialism, biodiversity, and volatile compounds.



community outreach director

SAM is a Cambridge-based freelance writer and editor currently finishing up her gastronomy degree at BU where her focus is food policy. check out more of sam’s work here.




Samantha is a Boston-based freelance writer and restaurant industry professional. She graduated from Emerson College in 2018. Her interests include glitter eye shadow, chips and dip, and natural wine. LEARN MORE ABOUT HER HERE AND HERE.



sales & marketing

Amy is the founder of Overseasoned and creator of the Smash the Garlic and Patriarchy merchandise collection. She has also published 18 editions of a monthly recipe zine. When she isn’t writing recipes and slinging her merchandise, she is taking way too many photos of her dog Chowder and plotting her next opportunity to eat pierogi. click here for patriarchy-smashing content.




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Planned parenthood league of Massachusetts is dedicated to protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health and freedom of choice by providing clinical services, education and advocacy. their vision is that sexual health is essential to every person's well-being. learn more about them here.

summer 2018 partner


museum of food and drink (mofad)

MOFAD is a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell. they inspire public curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.

their goal is to be the world’s premier food museum and a global educational resource that inspires generations of curious eaters of all ages and backgrounds.

Join the effort by donatingjoining, or volunteering.

winter 2018-spring 2019 partner

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BARCC is dedicated to providing free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. They work with survivors of all genders, from the immediate time of crisis to years later. You can reach their hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day. learn more about barcc here.

winter 2018-spring 2019 partner

eastern massachusetts abortion fund

The EMA Fund provides people with financial counseling and with money for their abortions. they help them get onto MassHealth quickly or find doctors that will take their insurance. they negotiate with abortion providers for discounts, and they help callers pay for bus or train tickets, childcare, and translation services. learn more about ema fund here.

spring 2019 partner